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Meet The Best Little Black (Party) Shoes

31st December 2021

WORDS BY FLORENCE TROTT | PHOTOGRAPHY BY ANGELINA ILMAST

Everyone needs a sexy LBS for party season, here are some of the best.

ysl viper heels
saint laurent viper

Saint Laurent ‘Viper’ sling back heels

Wardrobe full of shoes but nothing to wear? The LBS is the answer to your party dressing prayers. Sophisticated, chic and timeless, there’s no occasion where a black evening shoe doesn’t work. They’re like the wardrobe cavalry – to be called on in your hour of festive need. On those nights when you can’t gauge the vibe or the dress code’s in question, an LBS by Prada or Bottega Veneta goes with everything and never looks out of place. For those other nights when you just feel a bit ‘ugh’ and want something sexy but low-key to slip into, look to Gianvito Rossi and Jimmy Choo for evening classics. A reliable (but sexy – reliably sexy) black evening shoe is a wardrobe failsafe. This is the Little Black Shoe – the party edition. 

SASS & SPARKLE
Feeling sassy? Dress to impress in elegant black heels laced with sparkle. From Amina Muaddi’s turbo-charged Georgia heels and Aquazzura’s glittering chain link sandals to Jimmy Choo’s tassled point-toe pumps, these are shoes for going places.

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DESIRABLE TEXTURES 
A chic way to embrace the party season, shoes in tweed and satin are decadent subtly seductive. Nothing will get you in the party mood quite like slipping your foot into Manolo Blahnik’s ultra-glam mules, tweed sling backs by Saint Laurent or Versace’s disco-ready satin platforms. 

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STATEMENT KITTEN HEELS
These are not ordinary kitten heels. These are super-charged kitten heels. Embellished or not, the diminutive size packs a big fashion punch. A discerning choice for those that like the drama without the extra 5 inches, look to Gucci and Mach and Mach for understated glamour with an edge. 

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